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Citroën 15

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Citroën 15

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2866 cm3 / 174.9 cu in / 174.9 cu in, 57.0 kW / 76.4 hp / 76.4 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CitroënIssued from1953
Model15Issued until
Serie15Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCitroënCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5530 l / 195.29 cu ft / 195.29 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4770 mm / 187.8 in / 187.8 inTotal (curb) weight1325 kg / 2921 lb / 2921 lb
Width1800 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1570 mm / 61.8 in / 61.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3100 mm / 122.0 in / 122.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.54  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.40 m2 / 25.9 sq ft / 25.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.78
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2866 cm3 / 174.9 cu in / 174.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity477.84 cm3/cylinder / 29.160 cu in/cylinder / 29.160 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio6.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power57.0 kW / 76.4 hp / 76.4 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)22.8 kW / 30.6 hp / 30.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.9 kW/l / 0.437 bhp/cu in / 0.437 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque65.2 N·m/l / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in / 0.57 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio58.1 kW/ton / 44.0 bhp/ton / 44.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/80-400Tyres rear185/80-400
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Citroën 15

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